We have just returned from Christmas vacation, but a few images of the robotics class before and after the break.
Here is the mobile version of my basement workshop, all compacted down to fit on a single shop cart.
I am usually reluctant to let kids take work home. It does not always get worked on, and is often forgotten at home rendering the next class session worthless as well. But the above is a rather nice machine that a kid and his dad worked on at home. The clear armor is polycarbonate, probably bullet proof up through the smaller calibers.
Different approaches. Here is a 3 pounder that is going to be pretty much all offense. Just a strip of plywood with a big gearbox/metal blade attached. Thin polycarbonate trailers keep it from tipping backwards. In this shot they are being bent with a heat gun.
And the same machine near completion. Still needs batteries, electronics and maybe a few scraps of armor.
Another "offensive" 3 pounder taking shape. Like a 1950's gang member it will swing a rusty bicycle chain. It seems off balance, but the young engineer insists it will not shake itself to pieces...